The American Teacher is the bi-monthly magazine published by the American Federation of Teachers.
The February edition has a cover story on arts education in the United States. And it’s quite a swell cover!
For some reason, there is this underlying element in the arts that makes you feel you have to justify what you’re doing, says Karla Back, who teaches choral music and music history at St. James High School in St. James, Minn.
It’s high time that arts classes are considered to be core subjects. No more designation as “frills!” Corinne McVee, Anchorage (Alaska) Council of Education